Church of the Light seen on a Tokyo Private Tour

Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light in Tokyo

The Church of the Light is widely regarded to be a masterpiece of modern religious architecture, and a defining work of revered Japanese architect Tadao Ando. We take a detailed look at this iconic work, the centrepiece of a comprehensive retrospective which opened today at the National Art Centre, Tokyo.    The Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church […]

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Tokyo ON #022: September Stroll

Another edition of Tokyo ON, Maction Planet Radio’s flagship show, hits the tape!   It’s September now and with the change of the seasons Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong introduces to you the flavours and new rhythms of the month from the likes of WONK, DAOKO and Shin Rizumu. He also gives his thoughts […]

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BeerFes Yokohama on a Maction Planet Tokyo Craft Beer Tour

BeerFes Yokohama 2017

The ‘Great Japan Beer Festival’, more commonly known as ‘BeerFes’, first began in  Tokyo in 1998. It then spread to Osaka in 2003, Yokohama in 2006, Nagoya in 2011 and Okinawa in 2014. It is the largest beer festival in Japan and arguably its most prestigious. BeerFes hosts two beer awards: the ‘Asia Beer Cup’ (established […]

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Pikachus seen on a Maction Planet Yokohama Private Tour

Where do Pikachus go when they finish dancing?

At Maction Planet, we see it as our job – no, our calling – to answer the tough questions concerning Tokyo, The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond.  In the past, we have addressed weighty subjects such as the origins of the names ‘Edo’ and ‘Tokyo’, brought you 10 of Tokyo’s oddest museums, spotlighted the history […]

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Kichijoji Aki Matsuri taken on a Maction Planet Tokyo Photography Tour

Experiencing the 45th Kichijoji Aki Matsuri

The latest video on the Maction Planet YouTube Channel comes from the Kichijoji Aki Matsuri, which we attended with Antonella as part of a day of street photography and amazing food in the Backstreets of Tokyo. Here’s some background to our amazing day. Sunday 10th September 2017 was the climax of the 45th Kichijoji Aki […]

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In This Corner of the World, favourite film of the Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour team

In This Corner of the World

‘In This Corner of the World’, the most important film to come out of Japan in 2016, gets its domestic DVD and Blu-ray release today. We take a detailed look at this anime classic. Our guests regularly ask us, either before, during or after their visit to The World’s Greatest Metropolis, for advice on what […]

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On a night off from Tokyo Private Tours, Mac enjoyed Boxing Cat Beers!

What the Tokyo Locals Do: Boxing Cat Brewery in Yokohama

Mac was given another excuse to jump on the train to Yokohama last night when Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery were hosted at Baird Beer’s Bashamichi Taproom. Despite thoroughly enjoying himself, celebrating Maction Planet reaching fifty 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, he has still managed to produce this report the next morning on a great night catching […]

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Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours reached 50 Trip Advisor Reviews

Maction Planet reaches 50 TripAdvisor Reviews, all rated ‘Excellent’

PRESS RELEASE: Maction Planet is excited to announce that they have reached 50 TripAdvisor Reviews, all rated ‘Excellent’, TripAdvisor’s 5-star ranking. “Thank you so much to all our wonderful guests for taking the time to write such glowing reviews. It is very rewarding to read about the memorable experiences they have enjoyed in Tokyo” said […]

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What the Tokyo Locals Do: Lunchtime Organ Concert

It’s been a busy time on Maction Planet recently, and we love that. Thank you to all our guests for keeping us on our feet, literally! But when downtime occurs, Tokyo always has something to help you take some time out. Mac describes one such event – a Lunchtime Organ Concert at Seito Kyokai in […]

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Mac on Tokyo: Rachel Leng

Mac on Tokyo: Rachel Leng

On September 23, Rachel Leng will become the first ever non-Japanese to participate as an Oiran in the 27th Annual Shinagawa Shukuba Festival. Rachel graduated with scholarships from Harvard and Duke Universities. She is a multi-award winning writer and is regularly invited to speak at top universities and professional organizations. She is also a 2013 […]

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